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Yesterday Was My Birthday

August 12th, 2022 at 02:05 pm

It was a good day, overall. I got flowers, cards and electronic good wishes. In the evening, I went to DS' new home and we had Chinese takeout and played games late into the night. Well, late for me. It was about ten!

I was very tired and disoriented by the darkness -- and, not used to the new neighborhood, I set off in the wrong direction when it was time to head home. I couldn't see my usual landmarks, nor any street names, so I kept proceeding the wrong way. (I wasn't using navigation, because I thought I knew my way!) Well, I ended up in Chicago and heading south, when I live to the north. I finally recognized a landmark and realized I needed to turn around (which wasn't easy!) Along the way I kept seeing groups of people who looked like they were up to no good -- it felt scary, though I'm sure I was in no danger. I was just hoping my car wouldn't break down, because it was the wrong hour and the wrong place!  Got home, finally, and I got a text from my son about whether I'd gotten home all right. I wonder if he was tracking me on his phone. (I have told him that would be okay -- I would like someone who loves me to know where I am, in case I get into trouble.)

My ex was at the party and he gave me a generous cash gift. I'm appreciative, but it also feels a little awkward.  But as I've said before, it's a drop in the barrel compared to what I lost when he took off on his little midlife crisis. So I take it. I'll deposit it in my savings account today.

I got a notice from the county assessor yesterday that my property has been reassessed. The estimated market value is somewhat less than what the bank estimated when I refinanced. But I changed it in my records, anyway. An estimate from the assessor seems more official. 

9 Responses to “Yesterday Was My Birthday”

  1. Wink Says:

    Happy Birthday CB! Glad you found your way home ok. I have the absolute worst sense of direction and can get lost very easily. Thank goodness for navigation!

  2. Petunia 100 Says:

    Happy belated birthday! Smile

  3. latestart Says:

    Happy Belated Birthday.

  4. VS_ozgirl Says:

    Happy birthday for yesterday CB! Glad you had a great day, sorry to hear that you got a little lost, must have been stressful. Maybe your ex had a touch of conscience or simply wanted to show you how much he appreciates you for raising the kids so well. Anyway glad to hear you got a nice cash gift!

  5. LuckyRobin Says:

    Happy Birthday! You may want to get a GPS system. It makes navigating so much easier, especially in the dark in unfamiliar territory. I won't ever go back to not having one in the vehicle I primarily drive and we are saving up to get one put into the truck.

  6. CB in the City Says:

    Thank you, guys!

  7. rob62521 Says:

    Happy belated birthday!

  8. Dido Says:

    Happy belated!!

  9. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Happy belated birthday CB!

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